With the release of the final rule for the Cures Act, the healthcare industry is looking forward to FHIR® as the future of integration.
However, the deadline for EHRs to make FHIR® APIs available isn’t until December 2022. While some vendors are ahead of the curve, we’re at the very beginning of a long transition process.
THE PATH TO FHIR
WHAT TO EXPECT
For the next several years, most providers are going to be stuck in a complex world of support for different standards without a clear incentive to move from legacy standards to FHIR®.
Healthcare developers should expect:
Variances in implemented FHIR® versions
Incomplete support of full integration workflows
Limited support for FHIR®-based event notifications
Minimal support for write-back via FHIR®
THE GRAY PERIOD OF TRANSITION
Across the more than the 1000 integrations Redox supports, only 8% would be able to power their integration using only the mandated APIs. An additional 58% of our integrations would be partially supported.
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